AAP's Sunstar Innovation Grant


The AAP’s Sunstar Innovation grant supported member research that aimed to identify novel and innovative evidence-based periodontal treatment approaches to enhance patient care.

Over three years, a $250,000 grant program was divided among six winning principal investigators, who presented their research at subsequent Annual Meetings. The Grants addressed the following objectives:

Innovative treatments and research that served to alleviate the high burden of periodontitis on the U.S. population.

Interdisciplinary team approaches to treating patients with periodontal disease that focused efforts on preserving the patient’s natural dentition, particularly among patients at risk.
Novel approaches to achieve patient compliance with oral hygiene instruction/treatment plans using modern, evidence-based diagnostics and modern patient education tools during and between dental visits.

Past winners